Today I went to see the Judy Garland Songbook musical show about Judy’s career in film and television told through singing and dancing *spoilers below*
Wow they covered a lot, I mean a lot of songs from Judy’s span of forty-five years in show business. Off the top of my head some of the songs included were: Zing! went the strings of my heart, Get Happy, The Trolly Song, The Man That Got Away, On the Atichison Topeka & the Santa fe, Stormy Weather, The Boy Next Door, Swanee, Come Rain or Come Shine…
What also surprised me is that they did some lesser known songs Judy sang Monotony but honestly JUDY. LEGS. godamn. Oh, oh - did I mention I love this woman? well you know what, I didn’t think it was possible but my love for Judy has increased tenfold. They showed clips from Judy’s movies as a montage and I couldn’t stop grinning and smiling. Oh yeah and I got teary eyed about three times throughout the whole thing but
There was no storyline, but it was broken into segments with the MGM career first and the concert/television years in the second half.
Lorna was also surprisingly very very good. I didn’t know what to expect but y’know what she delivered.
If it’s in your area, go see it! it’s great fun.